25 / 26 March: Recruitment Drive
Thanks to Fr. Vince, the pastoral team, all the Knights and their families and specially to Fraternal Advisor, Dan Gimpel, who helped make this event at Sacred Heart church, a success.
As we did last year, Council 1429 partnered with other councils at this annual lunch event on the day before March Break. It has been another way to connect the Knights with the staff and students of the high school. Last year’s proceeds were used to fund the Jim Lathem Awards to three members of the football team who demonstrated virtue on the field, in the school, throughout the community and even towards their country. This year, with the help of staff and students, we have been successful in raising sufficient funds to continue this tradition. In addition, we have the good fortune to consider ways to recognize other groups of students.
This was a hugely successful partnership event between the Vocations Ministry team and the Knights of Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s churches.
Over 130 persons attended the event to have a last bash at feasting, before the penitential Lenten period.
The proceeds will fund Vocations Ministry activities and Fr. Beneteau’s House of Discernment.
Another successful breakfast fundraiser with proceeds to go to the many charitable groups and events that Council 1429 supports.
To support St. Joseph’s ongoing need for funds such as the renovation of the roof and much needed upgrades to the kitchen, the Knights of Council 1429 held this lunch fundraiser after the 11 am mass.
Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14.
The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.
The focus and discipline required to achieve athletic excellence is valuable in the faith formation and character development of young people. In addition, healthy competition helps young people to handle both good fortune and adversity with grace and dignity.
Council 1429 organized this event. Several students participated in 4 age groups and the winners moved on to the District level contest to be held Feb 11.
In our society today, Christmas has become for many – especially children – a secular holiday. To combat this, the Knights of Columbus has introduced the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest. It allows young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas. It is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 14. The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries progressing through, district, provincial and international levels.
Each year, Knights of Columbus Council 1429 engages the staff and students of Sacred Heart and Gregory Hogan schools to participate in this contest that is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 14. Winners selected at the council level earn cash prizes and the eligibility to move on to the District, Regional, State and International levels.
What you see above, is a sample of entries as they were being judged by Knights and their families. The winners will be announced shortly.
A view of the judges below, engrossed in their work. A big THANK YOU to Dave Pirt and his family – Deanna, Josh and Rachel and also to Brian for devoting their time and also for the great effort.